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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #26
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Bam Bam
    ok i am in i bench 145 x6


    ladies and gentlemen, we have a new phenomenon

    people lying about their lifts to make 'em seem SMALLER

    you saw it first here on WBB!!
    Well that's pretty ****ing sad if true since I'm starting at 145x6 and didn't manage to pull 145x6 this last workout.
    outnumber

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    310x6 (DL) yesterday. That's +5 for me

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    booyah!
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    PB's&Goals

    Deadlift: PR 1@440, Goal 1@450
    Squat: PR 1@375, Goal 1@400
    Bench: PR 2@275, Goal 1@300

  4. #29
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    wish I coulda gotten in on this...I'll be in next time though...

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    You still can I think, what was your best 6 rep max on the day we started? Just be honest and I'm sure it's ok for you to enter.
    BTW I haven't made any improvements yet, haven't tried to break any of my 6 rep maxes. Someone else needs to be in for squats though, I don't want to win by defualt!
    Last edited by Dedicated; 10-21-2003 at 11:14 AM.

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    Geoffgarcia - go ahead and get in now. You will be at a disadvantage by a week and that was the point of setting a starting point. Just let us know now what your best 6 rep bench/deadlift/squat is.

    And Dedicated - I just started squatting last week, and so I think it would be unfair to jump in when I have the potential to make much larger gains b/c I've been working on form. To make it fair, I'll go ahead and list my 6 rep squat @ 185 as I did it 2 times yesterday and I think that will more than compensate.

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    I would love to but I'm finishing up my last week of HST right now then am taking a week of rest THEN I'll be back at lifting...

    if I had an idea of what my 6rep max would be I'd try to "catch up" but I really have no idea....

    my hammer strength bench 5 rep weight is 420
    my hammer strength OH Press 5 rep weight is 280

    can we just say my 6 rep maxes are 410/272?

    I'd like to shoot for improvements in both!
    (PS, I've been working out steadily for about 7 months now...so I'm not gonna see any noobie gains)
    Last edited by geoffgarcia; 10-21-2003 at 02:50 PM.

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    sounds good to me - it'd be great if you could post here any gains (b/c i see you update your journal once a month) on those when you make them so your gains don't seem to come out of nowhere at the end.

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    I might add my dead in late, gonna dead in a few days, but last time I did deadlift it was 235 x 4, so maybe 225 x 6? I'll post it here as soon as I try.
    My brother and I were brutal. I once chased him around the house with a spoon that I put on the burner. I burned that little pricks leg. -sharkall2003

    Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke. he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today - Rock

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    Are these high in protein? AlexBBbegginer's Avatar
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    I know im late but can i join?
    I only saw this thread today...

    Im on a bulk and my lifts should go up (i hope)

    Ill just do my bench for now which is my weaker of the 3 lifts as youll see..

    im currently 6x80lbs (dont laugh )
    One the road to 180lbs...

    7.5lbs gained in 3 weeks!

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    You're more likely to make greater gains, IMO.
    Burritos are the bomb for bulking!
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    PB's&Goals

    Deadlift: PR 1@440, Goal 1@450
    Squat: PR 1@375, Goal 1@400
    Bench: PR 2@275, Goal 1@300

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    Are these high in protein? AlexBBbegginer's Avatar
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    Maybe but its only improved 20lbs since i started to lift, my size has increased more than my strength (which at the moment im happier with) I hope ill go up very quick, why not include ppl like me in a different class if its not fair?

    Move this thread to the training forum so more ppl see, i only browsed this thread on an off chance. I feel it would encourage me more to train better.
    One the road to 180lbs...

    7.5lbs gained in 3 weeks!

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    If you want Alex, it might make sense to put your bench in with my squat (which I will reevaluate to 155x6 as I put my squat much higher to level it with lifters who weren't so new) on a newbie level. Obviously the gains are the real goal here, but I think it makes sense to seperate the newbie lifts (your bench, my squat, and anyone else who is new to a certain lift).

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    Are these high in protein? AlexBBbegginer's Avatar
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    Its not that im new to the lift, its just my weakest.
    I have crap shoulders and tri's which lets me down, my bulk is fixing it but steadily.

    If i start to gain too well i wont ruin your comp, but as they say 'its the taking part that counts'
    One the road to 180lbs...

    7.5lbs gained in 3 weeks!

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    I'm gonna bust a move on 365 this weekend. I wasn't planning on it but I figure what the hell. Prediction? hmm.. 3-4 if I'm lucky.
    Burritos are the bomb for bulking!
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    PB's&Goals

    Deadlift: PR 1@440, Goal 1@450
    Squat: PR 1@375, Goal 1@400
    Bench: PR 2@275, Goal 1@300

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    215 x 5 today on bench
    My brother and I were brutal. I once chased him around the house with a spoon that I put on the burner. I burned that little pricks leg. -sharkall2003

    Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke. he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today - Rock

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    185 X 5 today on bench. When and if I get 6 I will post IMMEDIATELY rofl. I almost tried for 6 but no spotter. My knee is hurt so I haven't been squatting or deadlifting. I think it will be better before the contest ends so don't count me out just yet. At least there is always bench
    Last edited by Dedicated; 10-25-2003 at 08:04 PM.

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    damn you caught me i just want to win is that so wrong
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    DL: 4@365...........
    Burritos are the bomb for bulking!
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    PB's&Goals

    Deadlift: PR 1@440, Goal 1@450
    Squat: PR 1@375, Goal 1@400
    Bench: PR 2@275, Goal 1@300

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    Looks like this is keepin everyone motivated, this will be a good race!
    My brother and I were brutal. I once chased him around the house with a spoon that I put on the burner. I burned that little pricks leg. -sharkall2003

    Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke. he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today - Rock

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    Today I did 195 5 times and then 200 5 times.

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    I'm taking the week off *LOL*

    just finished HST
    did sets of 5, but just so you know where I'm at
    Hammer Strength bench
    2 sets @ 430, probaby coulda squeezed out 437

    Hammer Strength OH press
    2 sets @ 290

    from here out I'm gonna be doing sets of 10s up till the final weeks where I'll do 2-3 workouts for the 6rep max

    anyone have any goals? predictions?

    I think I need to drop the bench as the HS machine doesn't hold more than what I did (430= 4x45, 1x25, 1x10 per side)
    so I guess I'm just gonna have to bust a nut and go for 5 plates (450) and take it or leave it

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    I've added 90lbs to my max deadlift since I started doing them 4 mos ago. 315 to 405.

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    Deadlift 8x315 last night. I probably could get 6x325.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    185lbs X 6!!!! +10lb improvement

    FEAR ME PEOPLE, FEAR ME!!!

    Gonna try 190lb X 6 on Saturday maybe, not sure.

    And yea that was for bench, forgot to mention what lift, I was blinded by the PUMP.
    Last edited by Dedicated; 10-29-2003 at 07:45 PM.

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